Below Are NOTES About Today's Sant Mat Satsang PODCAST (2-28-19): Maharaj Girdhari Sahib — The 'Unknown Guru' of Radhasoami History, Part ONE -- Spiritual Awakening Radio With James Bean
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IMAGE: Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India being fanned by a young disciple by the name of Girdhari Sahib. It’s actually a photo of an icon at the Samadh (tomb) of Tulsi Sahib. A satsangi affiliated with the Tulsi Sahib group and source of the photo says: "This is the image of 'Param Sant Dayal Shri 1008 [at the] Tulsi Sahib, Hathras Wale [ashram], and [is also displayed at the] Param Sant Dayal Shri 108 Girdhari Sahib, Wale [ashram].'" The same icon is also displayed at the Lucknow Samadh (tomb) of Maharaj Girdhari Das: https://d262ilb51hltx0.cloudfront.net/max/800/0*TWqNshfrLAckDX8I.png
For many years some scholars and others curious about Sant Mat history have been puzzled by references in Radhasoami literature to a living master that Soami Ji Maharaj associated with and apparently was very devoted to. His name was Girdhari Sahib. However, little was known about this particular Guru, or his actual status in either Tulsi Sahib or the earliest Radhasoami communities... UNTIL NOW. During Part One of this two-part series we'll explore the evidence about Maharaj Girdhari Sahib of the Sant Tulsi Sahib Satsang and his association with Soamiji Maharaj (Seth Shiv Dayal Singh, Sant Radhasoami Saheb).
The Sant Tulsi Sahib Mandir in Hathras, and Sant Girdhari Sahib Mandir of Lucknow;
Professor Mark Juergensmeyer;
Agra Branches of Radhasoami;
Professor David Lane, Aaron Talsky, Harasvarupa Mathura, and More from Daniel Gold;
The Exact Death-Date For Sant Girdhari and What It Reveals;
Huzur Maharaj Rai Salig Ram (Close Disciple of Soami Ji Maharaj), Baba Devi Sahab and Maharshi Mehi Ashram;
The reference to "Teachers and Guides" by Swami Ji Maharaj in a passage of the Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry, and Baba Garib' Das's commentary on those verses mentioning their names: Sant Tulsi Sahib and Maharaj Girdhari Sahib;